Home Office Tips: How to Create a Space That Motivates & Inspires You

Today, we are seeing more and more households where members of the family are choosing to ditch their dull, gray office cubicles and work remotely from home.

You just might happen to be one of those family members who has chosen that path to work from home, but your home office isn’t quite what you had hoped it would be. Perhaps, your current office isn’t providing the tools you need to stay productive or maybe you don’t even have a designated office in your home yet. 

Never fear, no matter who you are or what your occupation is, you CAN have a beautiful functional office that inspires and keeps you motived. 

Here are four key tips for creating a home office space that will inspire and keep you motivated. 

Location, location, location

Find your space. Choosing your home office location is key. You want to find an area in your home that is going to accommodate all your occupational needs such as space for a personal computer, printer, file storage, office supplies and other tools that you may need close at hand for your daily tasks.

While your spare/guest room seems to be the most logical choice for a home office, be inventive and consider other alternative spaces in and around your home, such as: attic, finished basement, stair landing or under the stairs, closets, quirky nooks, corners, or unused space you never realized that you had.

A stylish home office designed by Mingle,Inc., featuring Dura Supreme Cabinetry.

Home Office design with cabinetry under the stairs.

Home Office design included into the cabinetry built-ins around a fireplace design.

A home office design hidden in a closet. In inspirational with built-in desk cabinetry.

Photo of a desk nook incorporated into a kitchen design, featuring Dura Supreme Cabinetry.

The Ideal Desk

 Once you have your space defined for your new home office, next you’ll want to focus on the main focal point of your office -  the desk! Do you prefer a floating desk or a built-in?

Floating desks, like seen here in this photo can take a minimalist approach and create a nice airy and spacious look to an office. Therefore, if you do not need much office storage than perhaps a floating desk is the best option for you.

a graphic image showing an example of a floating desk in a home office.

Built-in desks on the other hand, can often provide ample work surface area and storage depending on your needs and how you design and customize your office space. Below are several photos showcasing beautiful examples of built-in desks.

A lovely built-in desk designed by Megan Courtney of Cabinet Style, LLC featuring Dura Supreme Cabinetry.

Photo of a beautiful home office and library designed by Lindsey Markel of Dillman & Upton featuring Dura Supreme Cabinetry in a custom heritage finish.

A image of a built-in home office desk designed by Hollie M. Ruocco, CMKBD of Creative Kitchen Designs, Inc. featuring Dura Supreme Cabinetry.

Dark gray built-in home office desk with a window view creates a stylish and chick nook.

Organize – Storage

After you have decided on what style of desk you want, that’s when the fun begins. Now you can start planning and including all your organization and storage needs that you will want for your home office. First and foremost, you will definitely want a moderate amount of file storage, but have you considered including any other customized storage into your desk? Consider adding a hidden wastebasket as opposed to placing a trash bin under your sitting area. Tech drawers are also a great essential for home offices to help recharge all your electronic devices while you are working. Toe kick drawers are another great idea that provides some extra storage but is also hidden and tucked out of the way. 

a photo showing examples of desk file drawers, base recycle center, tech drawer and a toe kick drawer.

Personalize

Last, but certainly not least, a personalized workspace aids in productivity and creativity. Decorate and personalize your home office in a way that inspires you. Fun personal accessories are a great way to make your office uniquely your own space. Incorporate your work-related certifications, include a few photos of friends, family and pets, add a brightly colored stapler and paper clips in unique shapes. Also, don't forget to add in small plants and succulents or maybe even a little cactus named Howard. Overall, just have fun making your new home office yours. :o)

Photo of a desk nook showing desk accessories.

Still need help designing your home office? With Dura Supreme Cabinetry the design options are endless for your home office space. Contact your local authorized Dura Supreme dealer today to see what they can create for you.

 

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